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As a service to our members, diversity bar associations, and other legal-affiliated organizations, the CWBA posts other community and law-related events. 

To request your event be posted on our website, please send the pertinent information including event date, time, place, registration details and costs to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.  The list of CWBA events may be found on our Events Calendar.

February: Sam Cary Bar Association - Black History Month Virtual Programming

Questions? Email info@samcarybar.net

Click here to become a member of the Sam Cary Bar Association.

February 17, 2021 - Center for Legal Inclusiveness: Propelling Change 2021: Supporting the Social Justice Movement through Legislative Action

Join CLI for a panel discussion on the social justice movements that have come out of the awakening of 2020 and Sara Scott, CLI's CEO will moderate.

Topics Include:

  • Efforts pertaining to courts, like bond hearings and drug conviction record sealing
  • Policing bills
  • Efforts to decrease jail and prison populations
  • DA Accountability Bill 
  • Updates 2-217 that was just filed what we think is the first lawsuit under the new law today

Panelists Include:

  • Tristan Gorman, Legislative Policy Coordinator for Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB)
  • Rebecca Wallace, Senior Staff Attorney & Senior Policy Counsel (ACLU)
  • Iris Eytan, Founding Member of Colorado Attorneys Against Police Violence (CAPPV)
  • Tyrone Glover, Civil Rights Criminal Attorney for Killmer Lane & Newman, LLP

Click here for registration details.

February 24, 2021: Colorado Hispanic Bar Association - Diverse Paths to the Bench (Part 1 of 5) 

Part 1 of 5:  Diverse Paths to the Bench

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12-2pm via ZOOM

2 general CLEs approved

Free for members - $25 for non-members

Presented by:  CHBA's Latinos on the Bench Taskforce


Have you been thinking about applying to the bench in Colorado, either now or in the future? If you have never considered service as a judicial officer, instead of asking yourself, “why me,” ask yourself, “why not me? 

In the first part of this 2021 series of 5 CLEs focusing on navigating the judicial application process in Colorado, come hear from a variety of judicial officers as they share their varied stories about how they came to apply to the bench, their experiences and advice regarding the application process, why diversity on the bench matters, and what you can be doing now to prepare for when you decide to apply.  

Lineup of Latinx Judges:

Moderator:  Mariana Vielma, Adams County Court Judge, former County/District Court Magistrate (17th JD)

Melina Hernández, Arapahoe County Court Judge and former Denver Juvenile Court Magistrate

Michelle Martinez, Denver County Court Judge and former County/District Court Magistrate (17th JD)

Juan Villaseňor, District Court Judge, 8th JD (Larimer & Jackson Counties)

Anthony J. Navarro, Court of Appeals Judge

Carlos Samour, Jr., Colorado Supreme Court Justice and former Chief Judge 18th JD


Cannot make this CLE? Stay tuned for the other four future CLEs in this series:

-  Judicial Application and Application Process

-  Nominating Committee Interview

-  Governor/Mayor’s Office Interview

-  Diversity Bar Endorsements/Interviews

February 24, 2021: Women's Lobby of Colorado - 2021 Legislative Session Kick-Off Event

Join the Women's Lobby of Colorado *virtually* for the beginning of session kick-off! We will come together as community to prepare for a session of advocating for gender equity. 

Link to the Facebook event page
Register for free in advance if you'd like to attend. 

January 28 - April 8, 2021: Career Kickstarter Workshop

CWBA member Laurie Gilbertson, a communications expert and legal incubator director, and Marian Lee, a certified career coach and lawyer development consultant, are pleased to announce their new venture, the Career Kickstarter Workshop, which will facilitate energizing group coaching for professionals seeking to reimagine and accelerate their careers.

The first Workshop, a series of six twice-monthly sessions for women lawyers exploring a career transition, will include a cohort of eight members and launch in January 2021.  The program will provide content, coaching, and community as well as creative tools and assessments to help participants explore their options, target their searches, and land the opportunities they are seeking. The Workshop will also feature expert speakers on various topics and one-on-one coaching from Laurie and Marian. 

Learn more and apply to be part of the inaugural cohort at www.kickstartyourcareer.co or info@kickstartyourcareer.co.  CWBA members are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Please mention when registering. 

Laurie and Marian are available to speak at your organization about the steps involved in navigating career transition, the importance of communication and personal branding in designing a career path forward, and the benefits of the Career Kickstarter Workshop.  Please contact them at info@careerkickstarter.co

You can also reach Laurie at laurieg@tribecablueconsulting.com or Marian at marian@careerreinvention.net.

March 2, 2021 - Law School Yes We Can: Catalyzing Diversity - A Conversation with Denver General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers

Click here to register for this free program.

May 19, 2021 - Colorado Lawyers Committee 2020/2021 Annual Awards Luncheon


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